What Disney Streaming Service needs to be successful

15 Expectations The New Disney Streaming Service Will Need To Meet In Order To Get Millennials Onboard

We're already Netflix obsessed, but can Disney become the center of our streaming attention?

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Walt Disney Company's current CEO, Bob Iger, has announced this week that a new Disney streaming service is planned to launch at the end of 2019.

Many news outlets have speculated from various rumors on what the future of the Disney streaming service may hold. A popular audience of streaming services is, of course, millennials. Netflix is currently ranging from $8 - $15 a month. For a college student, this is doable. BUT between Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music, etc. we have enough monthly payments as it is. There's so much out there and we're already happy with what we're used to. What could make us add or switch to the new Disney streaming network?

1. A student discount.

Student discount

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Disney needs to not only be competitive with their pricing but allow a student discount for us brokey broke young adults to try it and love it. Do you know who didn't offer a student discount? YouTube Red. How many college students do you know with a YouTube Red account? Just saying.

2. The OG DCOMs for those good Throwback Thursday movie nights.

Cheetah Girls

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Zenon, Motocrossed, Cadet Kelly, Gotta Kick It Up, Read it and Weep... may I say more?

3. PLUS a DCOM Halloween moment with the best movies of all time.

Halloween Town

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ALL THE HALLOWEEN TOWN MOVIES + TWITCHES PLEASE AND THANK YOU!

4. Exclusive behind the scenes content of our favorite live action Disney movies.

Pirates of the Caribbean

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The streaming service would lose interest in the actual Disney DVDs. Behind the scenes content about creating the films are the best parts of DVDs and allowing them to be featured in a streaming service would be a game changer. Who doesn't watch movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean and want to see what it was like creating it?

5. First access to any Disney film once it leaves theaters.

Coco

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Once you see a Disney movie, you're going to want to see it again. The Disney streaming service should allow access to Disney films the moment it leaves theaters for some rewatches, or incase you were too busy to hit up the theaters.

6. Exclusive trailers and sneak peaks to upcoming projects.

Christopher Robin

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Why see it first on YouTube when you can see it first on the Disney streaming service?

7. A wide variety of new and old Disney films, with a constant change in rotation so you never get bored.

Snow White

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As nice as it would be to have all Disney movies ever created just in one general location, it would be good to mix it up with monthly or seasonal changes to keep things interesting.

8. New Disney themed content tailored to all ages, not just the kiddos.

Big Hero 6: TV Show

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It's no secret that Disney is a fan of taking their movies and turning them into television series, but don't forget about the Disney loving adults in the world who want some Disney themed content up to the their age level. (Like Once Upon a Time, but different. You're creative, work on it.)

9. Exclusive Disney documentaries about their history and parks.

disney parks

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Because who doesn't want to binge watch five Disneyland documentaries two days before they actually go to Disneyland?

10. More manly mans of Marvel.

Marvel

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AKA: More Chris Pratt.

I mean the other guys are way cool too and we want to see them, but Chris Pratt content is encouraged and appreciated.

11. Don't forget Star Wars, too.

Star Wars

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It's not one of the world's biggest franchises for no reason. Don't only include the new Disney Star Wars but the whole series, please.

12. More kick-ass female girl power for when you need it the most.

Maleficent

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Disney can always cure a low confidence mood.

13. Content that reminds us that love is real.

Tangled

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/428545720765750266/?lp=true

Ugh, my heart.

14. And that anything is possible.

Tianna

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Because that's what Disney is all about, right? Creating content to inspire and promote imagination and kindness? The Disney streaming service could provide all of that... and more.

15. Most importantly, did I mention the student discount?

Im broke

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/428545720765750266/?lp=true

Seriously, please don't over price this streaming service.

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I Went To "The Bachelor" Auditions

And here's why you won’t be seeing me on TV.
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It’s finally time to admit my guilty pleasure: I have always been a huge fan of The Bachelor.

I can readily admit that I’ve been a part of Bachelor fantasy leagues, watch parties, solo watching — you name it, I’ve gone the whole nine yards. While I will admit that the show can be incredibly trashy at times, something about it makes me want to watch it that much more. So when I found out that The Bachelor was holding auditions in Houston, I had to investigate.

While I never had the intention of actually auditioning, there was no way I would miss an opportunity to spend some time people watching and check out the filming location of one of my favorite TV shows.

The casting location of The Bachelor, The Downtown Aquarium in Houston, was less than two blocks away from my office. I assumed that I would easily be able to spot the audition line, secretly hoping that the endless line of people would beg the question: what fish could draw THAT big of a crowd?

As I trekked around the tanks full of aquatic creatures in my bright pink dress and heels (feeling somewhat silly for being in such nice clothes in an aquarium and being really proud of myself for somewhat looking the part), I realized that these auditions would be a lot harder to find than I thought.

Finally, I followed the scent of hairspray leading me up the elevator to the third floor of the aquarium.

The doors slid open. I found myself at the end of a large line of 20-something-year-old men and women and I could feel all eyes on me, their next competitor. I watched as one woman pulled out her travel sized hair curler, someone practiced answering interview questions with a companion, and a man (who was definitely a little too old to be the next bachelor) trying out his own pick-up lines on some of the women standing next to him.

I walked to the end of the line (trying to maintain my nonchalant attitude — I don’t want to find love on a TV show). As I looked around, I realized that one woman had not taken her eyes off of me. She batted her fake eyelashes and looked at her friend, mumbling something about the *grumble mumble* “girl in the pink dress.”

I felt a wave of insecurity as I looked down at my body, immediately beginning to recognize the minor flaws in my appearance.

The string hanging off my dress, the bruise on my ankle, the smudge of mascara I was sure I had on the left corner of my eye. I could feel myself begin to sweat. These women were all so gorgeous. Everyone’s hair was perfectly in place, their eyeliner was done flawlessly, and most of them looked like they had just walked off the runway. Obviously, I stuck out like a sore thumb.

I walked over to the couches and sat down. For someone who for the most part spent most of the two hours each Monday night mocking the cast, I was shocked by how much pressure and tension I felt in the room.

A cop, stationed outside the audition room, looked over at me. After a brief explanation that I was just there to watch, he smiled and offered me a tour around the audition space. I watched the lines of beautiful people walk in and out of the space, realizing that each and every one of these contestants to-be was fixated on their own flaws rather than actually worrying about “love.”

Being with all these people, I can see why it’s so easy to get sucked into the fantasy. Reality TV sells because it’s different than real life. And really, what girl wouldn’t like a rose?

Why was I so intimidated by these people? Reality TV is actually the biggest oxymoron. In real life, one person doesn’t get to call all the shots. Every night isn’t going to be in a helicopter looking over the south of France. A real relationship depends on more than the first impression.

The best part of being in a relationship is the reality. The best part about yourself isn’t your high heels. It’s not the perfect dress or the great pick-up lines. It’s being with the person that you can be real with. While I will always be a fan of The Bachelor franchise, this was a nice dose of reality. I think I’ll stick to my cheap sushi dates and getting caught in the rain.

But for anyone who wants to be on The Bachelor, let me just tell you: Your mom was right. There really are a lot of fish in the sea. Or at least at the aquarium.

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'The Bachelorette' Season 15: A Recap Of Night One

Alabama Hannah is here for the real deal.

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Welcome back, Bachelor Nation! "The Bachelorette" premiered on Monday, and it was much more exciting and drama-filled than expected. Hannah Brown, the new Bachelorette, proved herself worthy to those who weren't so pleased with ABC's decision to make her their new leading lady.

In the words of Hannah, "If this whole thing is a trainwreck, then it's a trainwreck." This season is definitely going to be interesting. Night One was filled with quirky men, champagne, and roses, and it's all recapped right here.

1. Hannah is going as authentic as ever.

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Hannah embraces her awkward and silly self, and it's evident that she's here to find love for real. Her personality shines bright on-screen, and it was hilarious watching her frolic through fields and walk on the beach for promos, all while admitting how awkward she felt while doing it.

2. Demi and Katie have returned as Hannah's watchmen.

Yes. You heard that right. Demi and Katie have their own van parked outside of the mansion, where they watch over Hannah and the men on-screen. As always, they're on the lookout for the ones who aren't there for the right reasons, and they already caught someone on Night One.

3. Hannah won't mess around when it comes to drama.

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Thanks to Demi and Katie's snooping, Hannah confronted one of the guys about having a girlfriend back at home. She didn't listen to him when he tried to explain himself, and kicked him out while telling him how disrespectful he was. She really couldn't wait to get him out the front door.

Based on this, it looks like Hannah will confront the drama and get rid of it. As she said, "I don't want perfect, I want real."

4. Men to watch: Peter.

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Peter was one of the two pilots, but he showed up in his uniform, giving him a ton of extra bonus points. His conversation with Hannah was super sweet, and he definitely seems like a keeper.

5. Garrett.

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Although Garrett didn't get to talk to Hannah at the cocktail party, he still got one of her roses. He's from Alabama, too, and Hannah is totally into his southern twang that matches hers.

6. Connor S.

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Connor jumped the Bachelor Mansion fence to get to Hannah, which was a stellar entrance that all of Bachelor Nation enjoyed. He was one of the few that snagged a kiss from her as well!

7. Cam.

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After meeting on "After the Final Rose," Cam got a rose from Hannah, which gave him an automatic pass to next week. His freestyle rapping skills and quirky personality are things that make him stand out to Hannah.

8. Luke P.

Luke P. Bachelorette Gif

Luke came out of the limo growling like a beast to attract Hannah Beast herself. He's a little bit cocky, but he did receive the first impression rose, which usually means that he'll go far. Here's to hoping he becomes more likable in the future.

9. Possible Villains

Luke S.

Don't know which guy this is? Just look for the less-hot Nick Viall look-alike. It looks like he's going to stir up some drama in the future, according to the promo.

Luke P.

Yes, he got the first impression rose, but his cockiness is likely to overpower anything good about him.

10. Here's to a great season full of drama and love. Roll tide!

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Watch "The Bachelorette", Mondays at 8|7c on ABC.

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